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torticollis

noun tor·ti·col·lis \ˌtr-tə-ˈkä-ləs\

Definition of TORTICOLLIS

:  a twisting of the neck to one side that results in abnormal carriage of the head and is usually caused by muscle spasms —called also wryneck
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Origin of TORTICOLLIS

New Latin, from Latin tortus twisted + -i- + collum neck — more at collar
First Known Use: circa 1811
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torticollis

noun tor·ti·col·lis \ˌtrt-ə-ˈkäl-əs\

Medical Definition of TORTICOLLIS

:  a twisting of the neck to one side that results in abnormal carriage of the head and is usually caused by muscle spasms—called also wryneck

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